English AP The Accidental Tourist summer work

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Megan Garbarini September 3, 2008 The Accidental Tourist—10 Key Scenes Period 8 AP English Mr. McCarthy 1) Just as the novel opens Sarah and Macon decide to separate. This scene is important because it sets the scene for the rest of the novel. It represents the fact that Macon is quite upset about Ethan’s death and after he died he just did not know how to cope with it and thus, did not even care about the meaning of life. For Ethan was so special to him when he died a part of Macon also died. Eventually Sarah just got tired of Macon moping around and not caring about life. Sarah got fed up with Macon and decided that the best choice would be to get a divorce. (Tyler; 4-5) 2) When Macon fell and broke his leg he then moved in with his sister Rose and two brothers. When Macon moved in with Rose he had lost some of his independence. It seemed as though ever since Sarah left Macon, Macon could just not handle life by himself and once he broke his leg, it was the perfect opportunity for him to move in with his sister and brothers. (Tyler; 53-54) 3) In the next scene, Macon and Sarah go out to dinner. During this scene, Macon is hoping that during dinner they will re-kindle their relationship and things can go back to how they used to be, however Sarah is not thinking about that at all. Sarah is just thinking about finalizing the divorce. It seems as though Sarah has moved on with her life and thought that Macon was holding her down, for he was stuck in the past. However, Macon is apt on staying with Sarah and believes that they were meant to be together. It is very
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